• A 29 May 2013

    Putin approves, experts criticise new anti-piracy plan

    Putin approves, experts criticise new anti-piracy plan

    Vladimir Medinsky, head of Russia's Cultural Ministrey, has met with Vladimir Putin to present him with an anti-piracy plan devised by his office. Experts say the initiative lacks clarity, at the very least, while Internet freedom activists think suggested measures are pointless.

  • A 15 May 2013

    The five problems of Russian video streaming market

    The five problems of Russian video streaming market

    In Russia, running an online streaming video service is not an easy job. With the country's piracy rates still very high, the task of making a Russian viewer pay for a legal video seems daunting. Offering viewers a broad selection of legally licensed, high-quality videos is rather expensive, as one would have to pay for licensing all of the films in their catalogue, ensure they build a working technical infrastructure and maintain it, and spend huge amounts on marketing to get the desired millions of views that will attract advertisers.

  • A Stepan Zotov | 14 November 2012

    Five Reasons Not to Worry about the “Black List”

    Five Reasons Not to Worry about the “Black List”

    From day to day Russian Internet is becoming more and more attractive as an investment dropzone for overseas business endeavors. That is the result of both solid growth and deliberate policy aimed at creating an open market. Has Russian government actually managed to abolish this hard-gained achievement with the notorious banishing law?

  • A 29 October 2012

    Russian Internet Week 2012 confirmed its status as largest industry event

    Russian Internet Week 2012 confirmed its status as largest industry event

    The fifth Russian Internet Week, the industry's main event this autumn, ended on 19 October. The gathering featured a total of 150 conference groups, panels, workshops and extracurricular activities. In the three days of its work, the event had 15,000 visitors, and over 24,000 watched its live broadcast online.

  • A 10 October 2012

    Cloud services for small and medium business: a review of the Russian market

    Cloud services for small and medium business: a review of the Russian market

    Smaller and medium business are still the main growth driver for cloud services market, a research conducted by Parallels has revealed. Entrepreneurs of this segment are the main customers of companies offering cloud technology-based solutions. Parallels' experts predict that the global cloud services market may reach $68 bn by 2014, up from $34 bn in 2011. In the US, the volume of cloud services in the small and medium business segment has already exceeded $15 bn.

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